May 13, 2013 (3 comments)
Started from the bottom, now they’re here! For the first time since April 5, the Cleveland Indians reign at the top of the American League Central Division after winning a wild extra inning showdown with the Detroit Tigers, 4-3. With the victory, the Tribe not only takes the three-game series, but move into a tie for first place with the Tigers with a record of 20-15. Jim Berdysz gives his second thoughts on the big win and series win by the Indians...
May 12, 2013 (7 comments)
It was a nail biter in the heart of Motown Saturday night, as the Tribe snuck by their Central Division rival Detroit Tigers, 7-6. What looked to be an easy win against ace Justin Verlander with Cleveland up 6-1 in the seventh inning, ultimately fell apart late by the Indians bullpen.
May 10, 2013 (1 comments)
All offseason long, Tribe fans heard about that "team up north". Last year the Detroit Tigers were not only the reigning American League Central Division Champions, but won the AL Pennant for the second time in the last seven years. Tonight the Indians and that "team up north" tangle in the first of several Central Division showdowns this weekend, and the IBI's Jim Berdysz preview the important early season series.
May 8, 2013 (3 comments)
Just when you thought you’ve see it all in Major League Baseball, you really haven’t. Coming into the ballgame winners of seven of their last eight, the Indians stayed red hot on Wednesday, as they won their third straight over the Oakland Athletics 4-3. Another team victory was thanks in large part to more great starting pitching and a little luck. Cleveland benefited from a controversial call in the ninth inning as Chris Perez looked for (and succeeded at getting) the save. Join Jim Berdysz as he recaps all the action, after the jump...
May 7, 2013 (5 comments)
The Indians starting pitching continues to impress as of late, and that trend continued on Tuesday as Zach McAllister pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings to lead the Tribe to a 1-0 victory. It was the Indians' eighth win in their last nine games and now puts their record at 16-14. The IBI's JIm Berdysz has you covered as he recaps McAllister's performance and all the key details from the contest.
May 7, 2013 (3 comments)
The Indians got back to their winning ways on Monday as the Ubaldo Jimenez pitched 5 2/3 strong innings to lead the Indians to a 7-3 win over the Oakland A's. Jason Kipnis, Asdrubal Cabrera and Mark Reynolds combined to hit a total of four home runs as the Indians offense once again was in high gear. Join the IBI's Jim Berdysz as he recaps all the action from the Tribe's opening series win.
May 6, 2013 (0 comments)
As the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Cleveland snapped their six-game winning streak Sunday afternoon as they fell to the Minnesota Twins, 4-2. Tribe bats cooled off considerably as the team was blanked by a strong pitching performance from Twins starter Mike Pelfrey (3-3, 6.35 ERA). Indians starter Corey Kluber (2-1, 3.06 ERA) worked out of some early trouble to surrender three runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings, but the solid effort was not enough.
May 5, 2013 (1 comments)
The Cleveland Indians are heating up, both at the plate and on the mound. That was showcased last night as Scott Kazmir and the bullpen held the Minnesota Twins to three runs, while the offense put seven on the board. It's only May, but the Indians certainly look like a team that others will have to contend with. Join Jim "The Berd Man" Berdysz as he gives his Second Thoughts on Saturday Night's game.
May 2, 2013 (5 comments)
With a forecast that called for a potential Bauer outage, there was no short of electricity in the air at Progressive Field on Wednesday. The Indians offense powered their way to their fourth straight win as they shutout the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-0 to complete the two-game series sweep. In a matchup that featured former Tribe lefty Cliff Lee in one corner and Indians top prospect Trevor Bauer in the other, the past essentially met the future. Join Jim Berdysz as recaps Cleveland's 6-0 win.
April 30, 2013 (3 comments)
So much for that lack of offense, right? The Indians exploded for seven home runs as they earned a 14-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday. The offense was not the only part of the team that impressed though as Zach McAllister pitched seven strong innings while only allowing two runs. Jojn the IBI's Jim Berdysz as he recaps all of the night's action from what proved to be a very memorable Tribe win.
April 29, 2013 (12 comments)
It was a tale of two completely different ballgames on Sunday, as the Indians split a day-night doubleheader with the first place Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. The Indians were ice cold again in the first game as the Royals trounced them 9-0, but the Indians came back in the second game and pounded the Royals 10-3. The IBI's Jim Berdysz shares his "second thoughts" on the doubleheader.
April 28, 2013 (2 comments)
They say pitching is the key to winning in baseball. But there also is another key saying that should go along with that: you can’t win if you can’t score. This was exactly the case again for the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night as they fell to the first place Kansas City Royals, 3-2. The IBI's Jim Berdysz shares his second thoughts on the game...
April 24, 2013 (5 comments)
Just as this offensive roller coaster looked to be on its way up, things took another dive for the Indians on Wednesday, as they fell to their division rival Chicago White Sox, 3-2. For the second time in less than two weeks, Tribe bats were silenced by another stellar pitching performance by Chicago left-hander Jose Quintana. The White Sox starter limited the team to just two runs on four hits through five innings, ending Cleveland’s three game winning streak. Join Jim Berdysz as he recaps Wednesday's game, after the jump...
April 22, 2013 (4 comments)
The Indians came in Sunday's game against the Houston Astros needing a win to take the series. They scored 19 runs on Saturday, which was impressive to say the least, but with Ubaldo Jimenez on the hill on Sunday, and the offense struggling overall, nothing was a given. Enter Mark Reynolds, with the bat and with the glove at third base, as the Indians took the game and the series. Join Jim Berdysz for his Sunday Second Thoughts...
April 21, 2013 (1 comments)
Finally! After a dismal stretch of baseball that left the Tribe in search of any offense, the bats rang loud in the heart of Texas as Cleveland toppled Houston, 19-6 ending their five game losing streak. Astros starter Philip Humber would record just one out in the first inning before yielding eight runs on eight hits in 1/3 of an inning on Saturday. It was the first time in the last five days that the Tribe not only scored first, but led a ballgame.
April 19, 2013 (5 comments)
Frustrating is one way to put it. Baffling could be another. Offensive woes continued for the Tribe Friday night, as Houston starter Lucas Harrell and the Astros edged out Cleveland to a 3-2 victory, sending the Indians to a season-high five game losing streak.
April 18, 2013 (4 comments)
Boston swept the field clean from any Tribe offense for the third straight game on Thursday, as the Red Sox brought out their booms defeating the Indians 6-2 to complete the series sweep. Red Sox starter Jon Lester (3-0, 1.73 ERA) blanked the Tribe for seven strong innings, as the left-hander surrendered just two runs on four hits, sending Cleveland to their fourth straight loss. Join Jim Berdysz as he recaps Thursday's loss after the jump...
April 17, 2013 (3 comments)
Still carrying heavy hearts, the Boston Red Sox also carried with them a heavy dose of offense for the second straight game, as they defeated the Tribe Wednesday night, 6-3. Coming into the ballgame with a 19 scoreless inning streak, Indians starter Justin Masterson came down from his early season dominance as the right-hander suffered his first loss of the season. Join Jim Berdsyz as he recaps the action from Wednesday, after the jump...
April 15, 2013 (8 comments)
The Tribe bats were iced by a great pitching performance by White Sox right hander Jake Peavy on Sunday, as the Wahoo’s fell to Chicago 3-1. In the loss, Cleveland wasted a solid pitching performance by Brett Myers, who rebounded off his first two outings giving up just two earned runs on six hits through six innings of work.
April 14, 2013 (1 comments)
Zach McAllister, Nick Swisher and Mark Reynolds led the Cleveland Indians to a 9-4 victory over Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox, winning their second game in a row, and bringing their record to an even .500 on the season. The revitalized starting pitching has carried them far in the series against the White Sox, and they'll look to sweep in Sunday's tilt at Progressive Field. Join Jim Berdysz with his Second Thoughts on Saturday afternoon's game.